2005 Fall Schedule
Day Date Host Location
FRI Sept. 30 Feather River College Quincy, CA
SAT Oct. 1 Feather River College Quincy, CA
SAT Oct. 8 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
SUN Oct. 9 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
FRI Oct. 28 Lassen Community College Susanville, CA
SAT Oct. 29 Lassen Community College Susanville, CA
SAT Nov. 5 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Feather River Challenge Rodeo
By Shannon Morrow
The Feather River College rodeo team gave its home crowd plenty to cheer about at the Feather River Challenge last weekend in Quincy, where FRC made a strong showing against rodeo teams from 11 other schools.
The official results weren't available at press time, but FRC rodeo coach Jesse Segura said he's pretty sure Feather River took at least third place overall. It is estimated that FRC's women won first or second, and FRC's men also finished in the top three.
The individual results, however, were finalized, and FRC came away with two belt buckles for first-place finishes.
Freshman Blaire Bidwell of Hat Creek won the women's overall for Feather River, with a first place in goat tying, second in barrel racing and third in breakaway roping.
FRC sophomore Stephen James won first place in bull riding. On Friday night, he was the only cowboy who could stay on for the full eight seconds. Then he repeated the feat during Saturday's performance, thrilling the home crowd again as the only successful bull rider.
Feather River College Makes its Presence Known at College National Finals Rodeo June 2005
FRC to Compete at First Ever College National Finals Rodeo May 13, 2005.
About the Rodeo Program . . .
Feather River College and the Equine Studies department is gearing up for their second year of competition in the West Coast Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Students will be able to participate and compete in Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, and Goat Tying.
Feather River College will offer rodeo courses and a two year AS degree in Equine Studies with a Rodeo Skills Concentration. Our program is run by “Cowboys for Cowboys”, and we hope to attract students that are not only athletically inclined, but also academically motivated, who will take the challenge to develop this new rodeo program into one the most dynamic regional and national teams.
Goals for FRC Rodeo Program
- To establish a rodeo program that academically develops students for their futures with a 4-year university or other career endeavors, and that will positively influence the college and community.
- To field a competitive team that will allow students the opportunity to compete in Regional and National team and individual championships.
What FRC Offers to Rodeo Team Members
- Paid expenses for traveling, lodging and meals at NIRA sanctioned events.
- Rough-stock and timed-event cattle from top-notch PRCA contractors and competitors, who will also help assist with practices and coaching.
- Weekly practices with a “team teaching approach” where students will have their individual needs met.
- A complete college fitness center that includes swimming pool, weights, cardio machines, and an exercise physiologist.
- Financial assistance and Scholarships available for various rodeo expenses such as: horse boarding, practice, and travel.
A new rodeo facility is currently being constructed and will be ready for use in August of 2005. The facility is located on the college FRC campus. It is comprised of a new 140’ x240’ WW arena, a 50’ x 200’calf roping lane, feedlot for stock, and student horse stalls.
The Equine Studies program also has a new state of the art equine teaching facility on campus which includes: 150’ X 300’ outdoor arena, 72’ X 100” heated indoor arena, 150’ cutting pen, 50’ round pen, 40’ round pens, 32 student horse boarding stalls, and many more features.
The FRC rodeo program believes that practice is very important we have 60 steers, 60 calves 25 bucking horses, and as many bulls that are needed.
Our stock comes from top notch contractors and will help develop the skills of any competitor, at any level.
Rodeo Student Education Plan
Feather River College offers academic programs and degrees such as Business, Construction Technology, Environmental Studies, Biology, and Liberal Studies that prepares students for transfer to 4-year colleges and various careers. The Equine Studies degree offers concentrations in Horse Training Skills, Pack Skills, Ranch Skills, and Rodeo Skills. Transfer options prepare students to attend 4-year colleges such as UNLV, and Cal Poly SLO, and continue their academic studies and further develop their rodeo skills. Students will develop an educational plan with a faculty advisor to assist them in their individual goals.
FRC’s Rodeo Team wants you!
If you want to be part of a new, exciting, and winning rodeo program,
~develop your career and become academically successful
~be recognized for your citizenship and work ethic
~make a positive contribution to our small town community and our college, then:
FRC is your rodeo college!
The FRC 2004-2005 Rodeo Team
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